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Belgarion115

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Hello everyone.

I found a used HW40ES for sale locally. Sounds like it has ~1800 hours on it, 270 of which are on the current bulb, and includes the remote and a few pairs of glasses. He's asking $550 for it. This would be my first projector purchase which has me excited, I just don't know if that's a reasonable price or not. The review on Projector Central was very positive.

I haven't contacted the seller yet so in case he has already sold it what are some alternatives I might want to keep my eyes open for? Approximately $500 budget is what I'm shooting for.

Use case: Basement with well-controlled lighting. ~90" DIY screen (no idea on gain) to be updated in the future. Decent stereo audio setup.

Thanks for the feedback.
 

DaveF

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I have the 40 ES. It’s a great projector. If the lamp has 270 hrs, you should get quite a bit more use out of it. The primary competitor to the 40 ES from circa 2016 was the Epson 3060 I believe.
 

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